Health department: Protect yourself against mosquitoes

Published: Saturday, June 28, 2014 at 03:18 PM.

•Mosquitoes develop in an aquatic environment for four to 16 days. 

•Adult mosquitoes live for 21 to 33 days. 

•Female adult mosquitoes can lay eggs 5 to 7 times every 2 to 3 days. 

•Adult female mosquitoes mate the first or second day after emergence. 

•Nearly all female mosquitoes need a blood meal to lay eggs.

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